Thursday, February 25, 2010

Aliceland Progess and Pop Girl Progress

So I nearly finished writing Aliceland and I'm not too happy with it. I'm going to start over again until I get it right.

Today was the official day 1 filming of Pop Girl and it's looking good. I can't get wait to show the footage to you all.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Aliceland Progressing

Aliceland is really picking up. I'm planning on finishing the script (without the musical numbers) this week and plan a readthru with a cast sometime in March. I'm hoping to make it a fund raising event to help promote future productions. 

I am so excited

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Aliceland Unclogged

I don't know how it happened, but Aliceland is all plotted out and I LOVE IT!!! I just need to get the script down on paper now.

My vision of the story is very different from any other version of Alice but it's ultimately how I envisioned it should be on-stage.

I'm so excited now to flesh it out more.


WOW, and I don't mean World of Warcraft. So far I have a new job on top of a dream job, a show that seems to be sucking the life out of me, and a bunch of new pets to care for. It's okay though. I love the new pets. My favorite one is a baby Guinea Pig my boyfriend bought me I named Chubbles. I think I'm his favorite too.

My Aliceland script is making a little bit of progress. After re-reading Alice in Wonderland and watching Jonathan Miller's Alice in Wonderland, I think I have a better understanding of where I want my version to go. I also might re-watch some timeless family musical movies like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Willy Wonka for more inspiration. I'm also in the process of re-reading Through the Looking Glass which is my favorite of the two Alice books. Anyone have a copy of Alice Through the Needle's Eye? It's a great book I never bought.

I was going to blog about my adventure on Thursday involving the puppet project I'm doing with my boyfriend, but just thinking about it is giving me a headache.

Today I got a new video camera that's a million times better than my old one so filming on Pop Girl might be faster than expected as soon as I get a chance to get on that.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Writer's Block

As I let the script for Gwen and the Telegrams simmer in my head a little, I work frantically to finish the script to the stage version of Aliceland.

I find myself with writer's block, which really surprises me. When I wrote Princess of Oz, everything came so naturally to me, and I consider myself a new fan of the Oz books. 

With Aliceland, I find myself scared in misrepresenting these characters and scared that my ideas for this "book to the stage" musical isn't original enough. I have tried to just push all that negative thinking away and just tell a good story, but maybe it's my own fandom for the Alice books that really hinders me.

I'm re-reading the book (for like the 100th time) to see if I can pull ideas from Caroll's original text that are uniquely mine. It's working for the most part.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Oz and Wonderland

It looks like Princess of Oz might be a full fledged musical after all. My director friend is looking for new scripts to produce and he's crazy for musicals, just like myself.

I sent him the completed scripts for Pop Girl and Princess of Oz as well as treatments for a stage version of Aliceland and a play I've been working on called Boys Next Door that I wrote with Brent Corrigan in mind as the main character.

Here's hoping for the best.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Aliceland, Pop Girls and Gwen

Wow, with that second job and performing onstage and all these film projects I want to do, nobody can call me lazy~

The show is starting to take a toll on my director friend. The theater we're performing the show in isn't really being professional and we all hate it.  It sucks too. We're an awesome cast and we might have to cancel the show because the theater isn't treating us like we belong there. Video footage to come soon of this awesome cast, and me singing, heheh.

I'm going to start having weekly meetings with the cast members of my films. Whoever can make it, is going to make it, whoever can't, well there's always next week. We'll meet in one area and then down to the recording studio. (my mom's house)

I also need to start filming Pop Girl. I really need to just get off my ass and do it. With two jobs now, I kinda have the budget for it.

For Aliceland and Gwen and the Telegrams, I have these awesome costume ideas that I'm going to sketch real soon. Can't wait to show them to you all.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cast Meeting for Aliceland and Gwen and the Telegrams

I met with Brianne Bridge, a dancer I've worked with several times. She's never acted but I sat her down to read a few lines and she's a natural. Some people just have it. She's going to play Gwen/Erica Bennet in Gwen and the Telegrams and The White Queen in Aliceland. She's also doing voice for work for me as She-Ra in another project I have going on.

I also met with Joyce who I've known since 9th grade. She did some stand-in work for Princess of Oz and is in a musical with me currently. She's going to play Strawberry Cupcake in Gwen and the Telegrams and The Red Queen in Aliceland.

Still need to meet more cast members, but it's hard to coordinate schedules especially since I got that new job at my friend's flower shop. I hope it brings in more money. I want the costumes in these pieces to be POP.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gwen and the Telegrams Script

As I was writing the script for Gwen and the Telegrams I started to realize that the script as a whole was pretty much the Jem episode "Glitter and Gold" witj Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite thrown in. I was wondering if it would be legal to just take that script word for word and just add these characters in. Would that be protected under that parody law?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Projects Underway

Just finished my script for Aliceland. 

Gwen and the Telegrams should be complete by tomorrow and printed out for my actors by thursday.

Filming for Pop Girl will resume tomorrow as well.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cast Meetings for Gwen and the Telegrams

Meeting with my cast on Tuesday and Thursday. Since I have no printer to print out my script with I'm going to have to just talk costumes and have them read some scenes from Jem, Urinetown and Facts of Life with me. Still need to find our male lead.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I'm finally going to get on that Alice in Wonderland project I've been flirting around called Aliceland. I know exactly how the scenes will go down, I just need to get a finished script to my cast and crew. 

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Gwen and the Telegrams

Work is almost done on the script. I'm planning a readthru for next week. I so far have everyone cast except Roman, Gwen's clueless boyfriend.

The story has Rock Star Gwen, who is also secretly Erica, owner of Starshine Music, taking on the task of being Foster Mother to Strawberry Cupcake and Rainbow Light.

Friday, February 5, 2010

I Posted This on Another One of My Blogs Already, But Why Not Here As Well?

Okay this is NOT a production of mine, I so wanna sing this and possibly include this or something similar in my own productions.... 

  • Here's what I love the most about this song: It's totally true. This song is every boy band song EVER!!
  • If studied, I think you could possibly release a whole album with just this formula.
  • I think I might do my own version of this song as soon as I find the time, and then write a song with this formula, and not tell anyone, and see where it takes me. 
  • I'm writing several musicals at the moment and I wonder if this format also works in a musical movie setting.

I mean, just check out these lyrics:

  • Declaration of my feelings for you
    Elaboration on those feelings
    Description of how long these feelings have existed
    Belief that no one else could feel the same as I
    Reminiscence of the pleasant times we shared
    And our relationship's perfection
    Recounting of the steps that led to our love's dissolution
    Mostly involving my unfaithfulness and lies
    Penitent admission of wrongdoing
    Discovery of the depth of my affection
    Regret over the lateness of my epiphany

    Title of the song
    Nave expression of love
    Reluctance to accept that you are gone
    Request to turn back time
    And rectify my wrongs
    Repetition of the title of the song

    Enumeration of my various transgressive actions
    Of insufficient motivation
    Realization that these actions led to your departure
    And my resultant lack of sleep and appetite
    Renunciation of my past insensitive behavior
    Promise of my reformation
    Reassurance that you still are foremost in my thoughts now
    Need for instructions how to gain your trust again
    Request for reconciliation
    Listing of the numerous tasks that I'd perform
    Of physical and emotional compensation

    Acknowledgment that I acted foolishly
    Increasingly desperate pleas for your return
    Sorrow for my infidelity
    Vain hope that my sins are forgivable
    Appeal for one more opportunity
    Drop to my knees to elicit crowd response
    Prayers to my chosen deity
    Modulation and I hold a high note...


Lyrics were cut and paste from here

80's Cartoon Parody

I started serious script work on a short film inspired by episodes of the 80's shows Jem, Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake.

I mostly want to do this film for the costumes alone. 

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